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Moscow for free

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Moscow for free
Despite the fact that Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, visitors can enjoy several free attractions there including the famous Kremlin Walls and Towers, Lenin's Mausoleum, and Sparrow Hills, one of Moscow's highest points and a great place to take photos of Moscow from its observation platform.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Kremlin Walls and Towers
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Kremlin Walls and Towers

The Kremlin's redbrick walls and 18 towers were built at the end of the 15th century by the Italian craftsmen Pietro Antonio Solari and Antonio Fryazin. The famous Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower is the main and official entrance to the Kremlin and its symbol.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lenin's Mausoleum
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Lenin's Mausoleum

The embalmed body - or possibly a wax likeness - of this notorious 20th-century Russian leader is viewable inside this large stone mausoleum, where a certain decorum for visitors is strictly enforced.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Peter The Great Monument
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Peter The Great Monument

Moscow's Peter the Great monument definitely stands out at 322 feet of stainless steel, bronze, and copper and is housed less than a mile from the famous Kremlin wall. The monument, created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, depicts the Russian czar at the wheel of a ship with a document in his hands.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)
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Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)

Sparrow Hills is one of the highest points in Moscow and offers a panoramic view of the city. Great place to take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a picnic.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Izmailovsky Market
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Izmailovsky Market

The Vernisage at Izmailovo is a large, outdoor shopping market, full of all sorts of Russian souvenirs, crafts and other interesting things to buy... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)
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Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

If you're in the market for tacky souvenirs, stroll down this cobblestone street, which retains elements of its once elegant past, but is now mostly souvenir stalls, performing artists and outdoor cafes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)
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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU)

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) was established in 1755 and has more than 40,000 students (graduate and postgraduate). It is considered one of the oldest universities in Moscow and is part of "Stalin's Seven Sisters," a group of Moscow skyscrapers built in the Stalinist style of architecture.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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